Monthly Archives: March 2018

Co-Founder Of Ripple, Stellar: Blockchain Needs To Be Decentralized To Be Successful

Stellar’s CTO Jed McCaleb claims that decentralization is the only way for Blockchain networks to succeed in the long-term, compares with Internet. Jed McCaleb, the co-founder of Ripple (XRP) and Stellar (XLM), as well as the creator of the infamous Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange, claimed that cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, Blockchain, should remain decentralized in order to succeed in the future, CNBC reported Friday, March 23. In an interview on CNBC’s Fast Money, McCaleb said that the only other successful decentralized network he has ever seen […]

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IRS Reminds Taxpayers to Report Virtual Currency Earnings

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published a document reminding taxpayers that income derived from virtual currency transactions must be reported on income tax returns. The IRS states that taxpayers who fail to report virtual currency earning may be audited or made liable for “penalties and interest.” Also Read: Bitcoin Adoption Grows in Ugandan Capital City of Kampala  IRS Reminds U.S Crypto Investors of Tax Obligations With the U.S tax deadline of April 17 fast approaching, the United States Internal Revenue Service has sought to remind […]

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Exec Who Published First Wall Street BTC Price Analysis Co-Founds Blockchain Fund

Former head of Wedbush Securities leaves company to co-found a Blockchain fund to support innovation. Sheri Kaiserman, the now former head of Wall Street’s Wedbush Securities, has left the company in order to co-found a Blockchain investment fund and advisory business, Bloomberg reported March 20. Kaiserman is seen as a Bitcoin pioneer in the traditional finance world — she had been Wedbush Securities’ head of equities in 2013 when she approved the release of an analysis of Bitcoin’s (BTC) value, the first Wall Street company to do […]

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Slush Pool Mines the First ASIC Boost Block Sparking More Debate

On March 24, the mining operation Slush Pool announced it had mined a block using the controversial ASIC Boost protocol and did so using a Halong Miner. The news follows the pool revealing it was compatible with ASIC Boost which sparked up a heated debate just recently. Also read: What is Asicboost? — An Interview With Developer Jeremy Rubin Slush Pool Mines Block 514882 Using ASIC Boost Technology and a Halong Miner According to a recent announcement over Twitter form the mining operation Slush Pool they have mined […]

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ICOs Are Keeping More of the Pie to Themselves

With diminishing returns, increased demand, and pre-sales muscling out public sales, profiting from ICOs in 2018 is a tall order. Just to add to investors’ woes, the percentage of tokens allocated for public sale is also on the decline. On average, ICOs now keep more of the pie to themselves and dole out increasingly slender pieces to the public. Also read: Game of Thrones Bitcoin Hacker Included in Broader Iranian Sanctions Public Token Allocations Are Down 12% in Three Months Dfinity, an ICO to create a decentralized world […]

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Nigerian Regulator Warns Against Crypto Transactions Since They’re ‘Not Insured’

An executive at Nigeria’s Deposit Insurance Corporation has warned citizens away from crypto, citing a lack of backing in any “physical commodity” Nigerians have been warned by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) against the use of cryptocurrencies because the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not recognize them as legitimate currency, local news outlet Business Post Nigeria reported yesterday, March 23. Business Post Nigeria notes that this is not the first warning against cryptocurrencies, as “various government agencies in Nigeria have cautioned citizens on the new […]

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Santander: We’ll Launch Int’l Payment App With Ripple This Spring If No One Beats Us To It

Santander has announced the upcoming launch of an international money transferring mobile app that will use Ripple’s technology. Banking group Santander will be partnering with Ripple to release an international money transfer app using Ripple’s Blockchain xCurrent and RippleNet platforms, Business Insider reports today, March 24. When speaking about the upcoming app release at the International Fintech conference in London yesterday, March 23, Nathan Bostock, the UK CEO of Santander said: “This spring, if not [sic] one beats us to it, we will be the first large […]

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PR: EtherSpin – The Gambling Platform ICO for Long Term Investors

This is a paid press release, which contains forward looking statements, and should be treated as advertising or promotional material. Bitcoin.com does not endorse nor support this product/service. Bitcoin.com is not responsible for or liable for any content, accuracy or quality within the press release. Gambling can be exciting. That’s what EtherSpin is here, to offer the next wave of cryptocurrency enthusiasts. EtherSpin offers tons of advantages over existing platforms such as universal cryptocurrency gambling. But if you’re an investor, it’s much cooler to see your investments […]

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CryptoBnB ICO Review

The main objective of CryptoBnB is to offer vacation rentals, entirely powered by a Blockchain system known as CryptoDNA, which is a trust-based system. The Token Total Tokens – 1 Billion Hard Cap – $15.2 Million Token Sale Began On – 15th of January 2018 Token Sale Ends On – 15th of April 2018 Key Token – RC20 Minimum Purchase – 75 Dollars = 0.1 ETH Defining CryptoBnB As a vacation rental service provider, CryptoBnB seeks to enhance the experience of the short-term experience. To improve search […]

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Bitcoin, Ethereum Grow 18% On The Week, Markets In Green

The crypto markets are in the green today, with BTC close to $9,000 and ETH inching closer to $600. After a rough start to the week that brought Bitcoin’s (BTC) price to below $7,500 Sunday, March 18, the market is in the green today, March 24 with BTC inching closer to $9,000, up about 18 percent since the drop. Since Monday, March 19, BTC has been trading sideways, staying between $8-$9,000 on average. On March 21, CEO of both Twitter and Square Jack Dorsey said that he […]

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